Message from the Dean

Dear SCS Community & Guests:

I am proud to share Catalysts for Change: The 2022-2023 Dean’s Report.

As we look back on the past academic year at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS), one common thread surfaces time and again: impact. 

Among us, there are student and alumni trailblazers who are leading groundbreaking public health campaigns, pioneering new industry frameworks, and developing culturally inclusive emergency and disaster management training. We are also engaged in critical initiatives overseas, such as the English Language Center’s collaboration with the Jesuit Refugee Service to provide English language skills and certification to refugees in the Middle East. Alongside key partners like Kaplan, we are piloting new program offerings that spark professional and academic curiosity in the next generation of students. 

Whether in the classroom, places of work, or in their communities, from day one SCS members are ready to roll up their sleeves and lead by example. 

This Dean’s Report captures the real-world impact of our diverse community. All are united in our School’s entrepreneurial, innovative spirit—one that is deeply rooted in our Georgetown and Jesuit values throughout all our endeavors.

It is fitting that our motif this year is a dandelion: a humble, resilient plant whose seeds are far-reaching. I hope you’re as proud as I am to be part of such an inspiring community of changemakers.

Most sincerely,

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Kelly J. Otter, Ph.D.
School of Continuing Studies
Georgetown University

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